What is hero without a villain? Well, he won’t be a hero that’s for sure. And the better the villain, the more the audience roots for the hero. So, today, we have a video on how to create the ultimate villain or antagonist.
Here is the video. Enjoy!
In the video, we look at the differences between a villain and an antagonist, and here are some of the key tips in no particular order:
- Give your villain a rational reason for acting the way he does;
- Make your villain challenge the hero at every stage of the narrative;
- Give your villain character traits that make him admired but feared at the same time; and
- Give your villain a backstory.
Moreover, some of the villains that are assessed in the video are as follows:
- Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight;
- Erik Lehnsherr/Magento from X-Men: First Class & X-Men: Days of Future Past;
- Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidius/The Emperor from Star Wars: Episodes I-VI; and
- Lord Tywin Lannister from A Song of Ice & Fire.
Lastly, I really hope you enjoy this video on how to create the ultimate villain or antagonist, and that it helps to make the writing process a little easier. Let me know what you think of me my tips. What do you think I have left out?
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